About The PAHMs


We hope to provide ideas and activities that help families connect through play. Our hope is to change lives – one PLAY at a time!  We bring a message - that children are worthy of being trusted and listened to, that children are competent and capable, that children learn best through play, and that children are our best teachers.   We believe that play is a perfect opportunity to connect with our children and strengthen the parent/child relationship.  Our belief is that empathy, respect, and trust are the basis for all human relationships.

We hope you embrace the mess, embrace the challenges, embrace “yes”, and embrace childhood.

Take what you love, and leave the rest.

– Ashley Kagan, Founder and Co-owner of Play at Home Mom LLC




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Ashley Kagan, Med MECD is the founder and co-owner of PLAY AT HOME MOM LLC.  Ashley holds a double Masters Degree in Exceptional Student Education and Early Childhood Development.  She has over 20 years of experience working with children and families.  Ashley was a teacher for 11 years prior to staying home with her son – 8 years teaching children with autism and other exceptionalitites in public school, and 3 years teaching pre-k in a Reggio preschool.  Ashley is also a writer/contributor at “Parenting Beyond Punishment”, a web site dedicated to supporting families in their journey to guide their children in gentle, loving ways.  Ashley lives with her husband and son in North Carolina, where she has returned to teaching and continues to support/coach parents with local monthly community forums.



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Rosie Lamphere, is Co-Owner at PLAY AT HOME MOM, LLC.  Rosie holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts with disciplines in Social Work and Sociology, with a minor in Business. She worked at a Play-Based Reggio Inspired preschool for three years before staying home with her girls to homeschool. Rosie is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, as well as a Teach Through Love program graduate. She has her Montessori Certification for children ages 2-6.  Rosie lives with her husband and three daughters in North Carolina.


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